G21 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STRATEGY 2014-17

The G21 Physical Activity Strategy supports physical activity by establishing an evidence base to guide policy and decision making at a regional and municipal level.
The strategy identifies physical activity interventions that are cost effective and most likely to succeed in increasing people’s ongoing participation in physical activity, such as facility development, policies, programs and services.

Specific objectives and intended outcomes of the strategy include:

  • Providing a policy context that describes the role of the G21 region and other key stakeholders in planning, developing, managing and supporting opportunities that foster physical activity
  • Integrating planning for physical activity at a regional and municipal level
  • Establish base line data in relation to current physical activity participation levels.
  • Identifying key social and economic determinants of physical inactivity at a regional and local level
  • Work in partnership with other physical activity providers to reduce barriers to participation for vulnerable communities
  • Develop and implement Active Transport Strategic Plans and Integrated Transport Plans
  • Support the continued rollout of the VicHealth 'supporting environments' program led by Leisure Networks
  • Providing recommendations for resource allocation to support physical activity.

Project Partners

  • G21 HEALTH & WELLBEING PILLAR - Janice Lane
  • GOLDEN PLAINS SHIRE - Brodie Marston, Dean Veenstra
  • COLAC AREA HEALTH - Erin McCluskey
  • CITY OF GREATER GEELONG - Kristy Brown
  • BARWON HEALTH - Mairead O'Sullivan
  • COLAC OTWAY SHIRE - Nicole Frampton
  • BOROUGH OF QUEENSCLIFFE - Phil Josipovic
  • BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH - Ruth Cutler
  • SURF COAST SHIRE - Shaan Briggs
  • CITY OF GREATER GEELONG - Stephen Parker

Project Update (July 2016)

A Governance group (sub-group) of the Sport and Recreation Pillar has been established to focus on generic actions that can be implemented across the G21 Region. 
As a result of this work, a successful workshop was held on 22 July, with input from the 5 local councils in the G21 region, and regional health services to prioritise the agreed areas of action, and develop a plan to measure their impact.

For more information please contact hwb@G21.com.au 

Related Resources

Population Health statistics for overweight and obese residents for the Shire are above the State average identifying a need to increase physical activity participation rates in the community.

Regional data showed higher participation rates in men than women, with a significant dropout...